Definition: time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
Definition: time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
Sentences Containing 'respite'
Moreover, the respite allowed by a narcotic is exceedingly brief, and a depression which is long and deep inevitably follows.
I now hoped for respite in sleep; but no, it reveled all through my head till sunrise again, a frantic and tireless nightmare.
Then I have my mode of dispensing justice, silent and sure, without respite or appeal, which condemns or pardons, and which no one sees.
I will so advantageously bestow 2,000 piastres, that the person receiving them shall obtain a respite till next year for Peppino; and during that year, another skilfully placed 1,000 piastres will afford him the means of escaping from his prison.''
My dear Albert, one word, for I must give poor Lucien a respite.
We profited by this respite on the part of the government to make friends everywhere.
However, the last two or three years I had allowed myself some respite.
The dealers have no respite from the continual visits and examination of the excise officers.
As it was, his settlement gave two centuries of respite to the Roman Empire; had he fulfilled the plan of pushing the imperial frontiers to the Elbe, which seems to have been in his mind, much more might have been accomplished.
One will pass all the hours of the night seated at the foot of some oak or rock, and there, without having closed his weeping eyes, the sun finds him in the morning bemused and bereft of sense; and another without relief or respite to his sighs, stretched on the burning sand in the full heat of the sultry summer noontide, makes his appeal to the compassionate heavens, and over one and the other, over these and all, the beautiful Marcela triumphs free and careless.
'Placed in a mental position of peculiar painfulness, beyond the assuaging reach even of Mrs. Micawber's influence, though exercised in the tripartite character of woman, wife, and mother, it is my intention to fly from myself for a short period, and devote a respite of eight-and-forty hours to revisiting some metropolitan scenes of past enjoyment.
And half concealed in this queer tenement, I at length found one who by his aspect seemed to have authority; and who, it being noon, and the ship's work suspended, was now enjoying respite from the burden of command.
was the cry, an announcement immediately followed by Stubb's producing his match and igniting his pipe, for now a respite was granted.
Winterhalter sought respite from the pressures of his work with holidays abroad in Italy, Switzerland and above all in Germany.
The setting itself has shifted both geographically and symbolically; switching from the flooded and diseased Italian coastlands to an alpine resort famed for its health-giving properties, with the threat of a fatal cholera infection in Venice becoming the sanatorium's promise of a respite from, or a cure for, tuberculosis.
In late August 1965, Brian Epstein had rented a house at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills, California for the Beatles' six-day respite from their U.S. tour.
By April he was assistant adjutant general of the 4th Division in the Army of the Tennessee, but resigned on April 17 to take a two-month respite from duty for health reasons.
She arrived at Ulithi on 31 August for a brief respite but was at sea again on 10 September escorting the oiler to Okinawa before sailing for home on 1 October.
The Woodlands partners with charitable organizations that serve persons with disabilities and chronic illnesses, offering its fully accessible facilities and varied resources to these organizations for summer camps, weekend retreats, respite days, organizational meetings, and recreational outings.
Richard meanwhile began to resume his journey to Acre and, with much needed respite, new funds and reinforcements, set sail for the Holy Land accompanied by the King of Jerusalem, Guy of Lusignan, and various other high ranking nobles of the Western Crusader states.
From Hatton top, there is a ten mile respite from locks, punctuated by the Shrewley Tunnel, which passes under Shrewley village.
After a brief respite at Purvis Bay, the destroyer sailed on 23 February to take part in a bombardment of the enemy stronghold at Rabaul, New Britain Island.
The tour was broken up into two segments spanning October through December 1996 and May through July 1997 with the band taking a respite between tour legs.
At the advice of Richard Lester, Hodges and his assistant director stayed at a separate hotel to the rest of the cast and crew, which enabled him to have some respite from the production after the shooting day was done.
Fighting off its pursuers without respite, the army succeeded in breaking its way through back towards the Don, where the Cossack uprising against Bolsheviks had started.
In addition, the 1963 Welfare Law for the Aged provided funding for respite care, home care, homes for the aged, and other services paid by taxes collected through local and central governments.
The Mount Vernon Hotel operated in a city experiencing huge commercial growth after the opening of the Erie Canal. Its location offered guests a respite from the dirt, noise, and bustle of city life.
Since all their fighter cover was down near the surface shooting up "Woodson" and his colleagues, the enemy carriers were sitting ducks when the American dive-bombers and fighters finally made contact. Three enemy carriers, Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu, rapidly sustained mortal injury and Hiryu received only brief respite due to her location far ahead of the other three.
When a ‘no-strings attached’ respite is offered by family friend Rachel (Lorraine Pilkington), Rob is truly torn.
Nicola’s only respite is the unwavering support of her mother Pat (Sheila Hancock) and father Jim (Duncan Preston), who dote on Kyle and provide practical support when needed.
When the crusaders arrived in July, according to Ibn al-Qalanisi, Mu'in ad-Din "distinguished himself in combat with them, and displayed a valour, steadfastness and gallantry such as was never seen in any other, never wearying in repelling them nor taking respite from the struggle against them."
The money raised by MS Readathon participants helps the MS Society to provide services to assist people living with MS such as physiotherapy, access to specialist MS nurses and respite care, whilst also working towards funding research into this mystery illness.
After recovering from malaria, seeking respite from the loss of his wife, Davis sailed to Havana, Cuba, and then to New York City.
The weather from 19–22 June grounded Allied aircraft and the Germans took advantage of the respite from air attacks to improve their defensive lines, strengthening infantry positions with minefields and posting approximately seventy 88 mm guns in hedgerows and woods covering the approaches to Caen.
After a brief respite at Ulithi in mid-May, she returned to the Ryukyu Islands on the 24th for raids on enemy installations in those islands and on Kyūshū.
Mid-June brought another brief respite from the war while the destroyer was docked in San Pedro Bay.
This new lodge provided respite for cold skiers who had survived the long ride up on the Red Chair.
Liman von Sanders later noted, "the British allowed us four good weeks of respite for all this work before their great disembarkation ...
This respite just sufficed for the most indispensable measures to be taken."
Beethoven's multi-movement works in C minor tended to have a slow movement in a contrasting major key, nearly always the submediant (A flat major), providing "a comfortingly cool shadow or short-lived respite", but also the mediant (E-flat major, Op.
More Vocab Wordsdigression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.